DAARUT TAUHIID, GEGERKALONG GIRANG, BANDUNG
in 1980’s, about Street of Gegerkalong Girang was famous as “immoral warehouse." But after coming of a so called young man Abdullah Gymnastiar by bringing immeasurable of positive activity, exactly area which is often referred as 'Gerlong' just that, nowadays is more known as mission centre. When we mention Gerlong, surely remembering Daarut Tauhid, so also on the contrary. Institution of Daarut Tauhid founded by Abdullah Gymnastiar --- a self-educated Moslem scholar (learned directly from K.H. Choer Affandi, head of Islamic School Manonjaya - Tasikmalaya, from a Moslem scholar gild from Garut, and also a Moslem scholar gild from Demak) officially at 4 September 1990.
Early beginning of Daarut Tauhid came from enterpreneur activity which was conducted by Keluarga Mahasiswa Islam Wirausaha(KMIW) in 1987, below this pious business commando. At that time, some of profit was intended and used to sustain missionary activity. That is in the form of studying routine to be common and adolescent under tuition of Abdullah himself. As usual, if event study is favorized then surely participant will be full. If have so its situation, place certainly becomes main problem. So that is also felt by Abdullah Gymnastiar and his closed friends. Located in Street of Intendans 44 H Gegerkalong, Abdullah Gymnastiar’s parents own, is not representative anymore. House lodging which has 20 rooms in Street of Gegerkalong Girang 38 was targeted to be made for new basecamp.
Whole bed sitting rooms are contracted by participant. Catching up afterwards, founded a simple mosque which has board wall. In 1993 was starting to be built a 3 floors permanent building above farm which has become his own. 1st floor (ground) was used for the activity of economics, 2nd and 3rd floor were made for centre of activities and mosque of Islamic School. One year later, precisely 9 April 1994 standing Co-Operation Maisonette of Islamic School (Kopontren) DT.
In 1995, a participant bought a piece of land following its building in Jl. Gegerkalong Girang 30D (50 m from mosque), what is later utilized as institution office, residential of maisonette head, TKA/TPA, meeting room, convection producing room, warehouse and also protégé room. Towards at the end of 1997, medium missionize and economics became progressively complete with forming of building of Kopontren with 4 floors across the mosque. Used for the office of BMT (Baitul Mal wat-Tamwil), publication & printing office, self-service & mini market, telecommunications booth, information centre, and others.
Education model placed forward by Daarut Tauhid is recognized entitled “Management of Qalbu", a concept run by KH. Abdullah Gymnastiar. A method is inviting its participant to harmonize mind, heart, and action (recitation). Its nucleus is to process and look after heart clarity by recognizing Allah more deep (with deed / recitation). And then, filling [him/ it] with spiritual values [of] Islam like patient, candid, downright, accompanied with endeavour. As Islamic School residing in down town, Daarut Tauhid intending to target urban society segment which wish to deepen theology.
Education program is divided into 3 programs, they are protégé program, brief study program and program of sanlat / training / courses.
- Protégé Living Program for protégé which remains in environment of Islamic School. Divided into become three program subs:
Brief Program Study for protégé who live in environmental outside Islamic School (among participant / society). Divided to become:
- Protégé Living Quarterly Program, destined to which do not have activity learn/ work outside Islamic School;
- Protégé Living 1 Year Program, appropriate to which having routine activity (learn / work) outside Islamic School;
- Special Program Protégé Residence is former user of other additive and narcotic (in construction level).
Program of Islamic School Flash (Sanlat)/ Training/ carried out Courses to fulfil request of Management study of Qolbu and special education service:
- Studying Routine Thursday Night at 19.00 up to 20.30 WIB. Studied Items gyrate about recognizing highness of Allah;
- Studying Routine Sunday Noon, every Sunday at 14.00 up to 15.00 WIB about role of Management of Qolbu in daily life;
- Training of Management of Qolbu to employees. Employees of some BUMN (Telkom, KAI, Perhutani) have experienced this training. Carried out by PPMQ (Centre School of Management Of Qolbu). Achievement Motivation Training is also carried out by PPMQ, in the form of training of management in open nature of Management plus of Qolbu;
- Study of Thematic, studying special theme by attending speakers according to its area. Carried out one month once;
- Workshop/ college about matters, among others about education of child, economic of Islam till learning quantum.
- Islamic School Flash (Sanlat), this activity is drawn up special to all students and student which wish self-motivation more is recognizing, studying and comprehending Islam in school vacation times/ campus;
- Training of Management of Qolbu to employees. Employees some BUMN (Telkom, KAI, Perhutani) have experienced this training. Is carried out by PPMQ (Centre School of Management Of Qolbu). Achievement Motivation Training is also carried out by PPMQ, in the form of training of management in open nature of Management plus of Qolbu;
- Trainings of regional result of cooperation with Local Government, for example Training Of Satpol Pamong Praja service and Training of Kopontren mount West Java;
- Training Learn Quickly Read Al-Qur'An with Method of Daarut Tauhiid. Insya Allah in 150 minutes, participant can read Al-Qur'An better and right;
- Courses of Qolbun Salim Family, gathered especially for Moslem family owning august aspiration make its family member progressively recognizing, comprehending, and believing Islam teaching and knowledge of public. Facility is accommodated by Cottage Daarul Jannah;
- Courses of Private Al-Islam. Location and time learn can be determined according to agreement.
MAISONETTE OF ISLAMIC SCHOOL WITH VISION OF ENVIRONMENT
Once again withdrawing from Da’arut Tauhiid’s Maisonette of Islamic School is its attention of discipline and environment for all the protégé. Start from entrance of Jl. Gegerkalong Girang to the Maisonette location of Islamic School is more or less 500 metres, look clean and there is no scattering garbage. This is because there is a special officer which clean road in environment of Islamic School every morning.
Don’t be surprised for this case, if one day we’ll meet Aa Gym himself cleaning garbage around the environment. On Saturday, what go down is protégé team of men uniformed of blue hose and wearing barrel shoe, cleaning garbage in area of Jl. Gegerkalong Girang. So that we will not find a piece of paper scattering in roadside. Hence Da’arut Tauhiid’s Maisonette of Islamic School gets appreciation as Best Environment of Islamic School for Indonesia level.
In A Flash about Aa Gym
The figure of this Kyai is certainly different, he dares to come up differently among running to announce Islam and his daily life. During the time we see appearance of Aa Gym in television or in various lectern study, if he is running to announce Islam have never got out of turban.
Nowadays, there is a stereotype tells that collecting teenagers in mission forum is little hard. But if giving its discourse of Adolescent Kyai Idol that is so called of Abdullah Gymnastiar, playing field of Gasibu which have location in front of Centre Governance of West Java Province, is full of tens of thousand adolescent and young men which are searching To Syi’ar Islam.
Today, Aa Gym is not only becoming an idol for all adolescent and young men, but Aa Gym also have come to be a new figure of Islam mission in all society layers. His schedule is busy enough, besides giving discourse in Maisonette of Islamic led School it namely Daarut Tauhiid, Aa Gym also fills discourse call outside Bandung.
Entrepreneur circle and professional clan in this time follow routine activity called "ngaji" to him. The principal of Aa Gym which makes him to be believed in leading all its protégé that nowadays spread over from various circle is "integrity", added with "positioning" special with construction system "Management of Qalbu”.
Daarut Tauhiid institution led by him, have succeeded to develop its activity in this time, not only in construction area bounce with management qolbu system mentioned above. Overall, Aa Gym has succeeded to develop an asset of maisonette Islamic up to Rp 8 Billions. It’s really amazing for growth a maisonette of Islamic pertain School newly. More than anything else Aa Gym started to blaze it from ZERO. “But alhamdulillah in this time Maisonette of Islamic School Daarut Tauhiid have owned 21 division of companies," saying Aa Gym.